Romanesque Church Hunt Looking for churches and other France adventures.

April 9, 2007

St Restitut

Filed under: Drome - Churches,Google Map - Drome Provencale — Karen @ 5:53 am

St Restitut is about 2 miles from our rental house and will probably be the all-important “bread stop” and walking destination. There are two churches there, one Romanesque and the other is a funny little mushroom of a Gothic chapel that will be profiled later.

Here’s the pertinent info on the Eglise de St Restitut:
The church of Saint Restitut, the saint which gives his name to the village of Saint Restitut, is located 4 kilometers from Saint Paul Trois Chateaux in the southern part of Drome. This church is comprised of two parts, to the west, above of the tomb of the “tour funeraire” of St Restitut, 11th century and to the East, the church proper from the 12th century. The plan of the church is rectangular with one nave. The porch is ancient, surmounted by a great arc inspired by Roman steles.

Interior of St Restitut
Before entering, note the capitals portraying old men, one laughing, the other serious.

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1 Comment »

  1. Those google interactive maps are so cool! What a great idea — like a mini vacation. . .

    Comment by kris — April 12, 2007 @ 5:12 am

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